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Championing health: Why a football legend is talking about pneumococcal pneumonia vaccination
(BPT) - Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana has been vocal about the importance of getting vaccinated against pneumococcal pneumonia - a potentially serious bacterial lung disease that can disrupt your life for weeks and, in severe cases, put you in the hospital and even be life-threatening.He thi... Read More

Interested but intimidated in joining a gym? These 5 expert tips can help
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Why eye exams should be part of your family’s health care checklist
(BPT) - Eye exams are important for children not only for general eye health but also because nearsightedness in children has increased dramatically in recent years1. Also called myopia, this eye condition means that while you can see objects close to you clearly, objects that are further away are ... Read More

How to Survive "Super Sick Monday" After the Big Game
(BPT) - Are you looking forward to the Big Game on Sunday but dreading the day after? You're not alone. Last year, 16.1 million Americans missed work the Monday after the Big Game, and 8 million scheduled the day off in advance. It's easy to see how this day has been dubbed "Super Sick Monday."In h... Read More

Do you have reliable backup power during severe weather?
(BPT) - As winter weather ravages across the country, homeowners are reminded that having a backup plan for power outages is important all year long. Reliable power is critical, especially for the elderly, families with children and people working from home.Now, more than ever, an automatic home ge... Read More

5 things you need to know about eye health as you age
(BPT) - As you age, it's perfectly normal to notice changes in your body. You may not be able to move as fast or hear as well. Age also increases your risk of developing wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in seniors.February is AMD Awareness Month, making it th... Read More

5 ways to balance your cholesterol to help support your heart health
(BPT) - If keeping your heart in tip-top shape is top of mind for you, taking steps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels should be first on your to-do list. According to the American Heart Association, cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease that's controllable, making it c... Read More

Addressing the Urgent Need for Patients Living with Rare Lung Disease
(BPT) - Although considered 'rare,' idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) impacts approximately three million people worldwide. With symptoms like breathlessness during activity, a dry and persistent cough, chest discomfort, weakness, or tiredness that can make everyday tasks exhausting, IPF is one o... Read More

Keep your sweetheart safe from allergy and asthma triggers on Valentine’s Day
(BPT) - Flowers, food, fragrances and more - Valentine's Day is a special time to show your sweetheart you care with gifts and gestures both grand and small. The goal is to make your valentine blush and take their breath away. But you want it to be from the love they feel, not an allergic reaction.... Read More

American Heart Month: Why regular testing is critical for protecting women’s heart health
(BPT) - JoAnne Foody, M.D., FACC, FAHA, Chief Medical Officer at EsperionFebruary marks the start of American Heart Month - a month dedicated to raising awareness about cardiovascular health and heart disease prevention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 34 se... Read More

Physician Anesthesiologists Ensure the Highest-Quality Care for Our Nation’s Veterans
(BPT) - Nine out of 10 Americans agree: the nation's Veterans deserve nothing less than the highest-quality health care. Yet a proposal by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) risks lowering their standard of care by replacing highly trained physician anesthesiologists with nurses in surger... Read More

Probiotics, Prebiotics, Postbiotics, Oh My! Why Your Wellness Routine Isn't Complete Without a Postbiotic
(BPT) - The start of a new year has many people thinking about their health, reflecting on ways they can improve their overall well-being. At the top of that list, consumers are still prioritizing and highly attuned to the resiliency of their immune system - not just during the fall and winter mont... Read More

New year, new habits: Kick off 2023 with these 4 healthy cooking tips
(BPT) - The beginning of the year is a great time to start new habits, especially if one of your New Year's resolutions is to get healthier in 2023. One area you can focus on is your cooking habits."What you cook and eat can hugely impact your health," said Anthony Serrano, a GoodCook Culinary chef... Read More

Be Well, Stay Well: New Year Wellness Check
(BPT) - Taking care of ourselves and each other is critical at any age. A 2022 survey of members by AARP Services confirmed that adults 50-plus share that sentiment. Seventy-one percent agreed with the statement, "My health is my biggest concern," while 89% agreed with the statement, "Taking care o... Read More

Suffering from another UTI? Ask your doctor these questions
(BPT) - A urinary tract infection (also called a UTI) is one of the most common infections worldwide and can impact anyone of any age. For some people, infections are easily identified and cleared with treatment from a health care provider. However, for some people, UTIs are an ongoing problem that... Read More

Set & Reach Your Wellness Goals For 2023 and Beyond!
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Is mouth breathing really that bad? Yes, especially for older adults
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Where’s The Bathroom? Why People with Ulcerative Colitis Need To Plan Ahead
(BPT) - Sponsored by Lilly USA, LLC Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Disease Have you ever had the sudden need to use the bathroom, yet none were nearby? Many of us have experienced this due to food poisoning or feeling sick, but the immediate need for a bowel movement, known as bowel urgency, can ... Read More

Get Your Skin Clear for the New Year with an Award-Winning Acne Treatment
(BPT) - If an acne-free complexion is one of your New Year's resolutions, you're in luck! There's a revolutionary award-winning treatment that influencers, beauty experts and leading dermatologists are buzzing about.Introducing AviClear™, the acne treatment that was awarded 'Best Laser Tr... Read More

Learning to live with narcolepsy: A mental health counselor shares his journey
(BPT) - Mental health counselor and avid hiker Chris knew something was going on with his health. He was not only feeling tired all the time, but despite napping every day, he still fell asleep at movies, at work - even while meeting with clients. Chris knew it was time to seek medical help.After m... Read More

Persistence and self-advocacy: A journey to find treatment for Thyroid Eye Disease (TED)
(BPT) - Raquel, an avid traveler and baker who works in investing, didn't think her eyes looked different until she started noticing them in pictures. She enjoyed posting pictures on social media, but eventually, she couldn't stop seeing her eyes, and only her eyes, in photos. They always looked bl... Read More

4 ways to maintain your wellness goals this winter
(BPT) - Now that winter is officially in full swing, cold weather and shorter days are upon us, which can make it harder to stick to your wellness goals and resolutions. However, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner offers the following tips that can help you invest in your we... Read More

These decadent chocolate bars won’t derail your New Year’s resolutions
(BPT) - The new year is a time to reflect and think about how you can live better both for yourself and the world around you. One popular resolution is to eat less sugar, but chocolate lovers struggle to give up their favorite treat. The good news is, now you don't have to.If you're resolving to ea... Read More

How technology can be incorporated in your bathroom to enhance wellness
(BPT) - Creating a spa-like bathroom that enhances your overall well-being is seriously on trend, and for good reason. Self-care can become part of your daily ritual if you make your bathroom into a calm oasis that supports your well-being - and technology can help create that sanctuary. Technology... Read More

5 Ideas to Infuse Fun into the Family Routine This Winter
(BPT) - As we enter a new year during the cold, dark months of winter, it's easy for anyone to lose their spark. It can be especially challenging to motivate your kids after a long holiday break. By shaking up the routine and infusing some fun and creativity into family activities, you can help bea... Read More

New Year’s Resolutions are a Thing of the Past. Start Building Healthy Habits Instead
(BPT) - It's an experience shared by many: You make an ambitious health resolution at the start of the year and a few months - or weeks - later, you lose steam and throw in the towel. This year break the cycle of broken resolutions by focusing on simple, yet effective ways you can impact your welln... Read More

Quitting Might Be the Best Gift to Give Yourself This Year
(BPT) - The best time to quit using any form of tobacco is always now. Keep these three things in mind as you start your quit journey with the New Year.Prioritizing our own mental and physical health is critical. One way to improve your health is to quit using any form of tobacco - for good. No mat... Read More

4 ways to invest in healthier habits (and yourself) this new year
(BPT) - Making New Year's resolutions is easy, but keeping them can be a struggle. Whether you want to spend more time meditating, increase your activity or change your eating habits, following through on your commitments can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. If you want to make better choi... Read More

4 ways to improve the air you breathe indoors
(BPT) - Especially in the winter months, most people spend the bulk of each day - up to 90%* - indoors, according to the U.S. EPA. Unfortunately, whether at home, in the car or at work, indoor air has been shown to be three times more polluted than outdoor air, posing a significant threat to even h... Read More

Winter Tips for Adults with Plaque Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
(BPT) - Though winter can be a time of fun and festivities, it can be challenging for people living with plaque psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. The symptoms of these diseases can be exacerbated by the cold - and the anticipation of the season can quickly be replaced by stress. Check out three per... Read More

4 ways to prioritize nutrition on the go according to a registered dietitian
(BPT) - Life is busy and it can be challenging to make sure you - and your family - are getting the nutrition you need to stay energized and nourished all day long. Fortunately, registered dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S. Quest partner, RDN, former lead dietitian at Cleveland Clinic and founder ... Read More

Delicious beef recipes to start your new year out strong
(BPT) - The new year is a time to refocus on your health and the things that bring you joy. Fortunately, what you eat can help you achieve both and getting your year off to a strong start, both literally and figuratively, is easy, especially when you try new recipes featuring delicious, wholesome i... Read More

2023 health and wellness trends to take with you all year
(BPT) - With the new year comes new goals, new resolutions, new trends - and a new you. Colette Heimowitz, vice president of Nutrition and Education at Simply Good Foods Company, is sharing a few of the latest trends in health and wellness that will help you navigate an overall better lifestyle for... Read More

How to stay proactive about your health with multi-cancer early detection screening
(BPT) - There are many ways to be proactive about staying healthy-from having a balanced diet and getting enough sleep to exercising.Having recommended cancer screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies is another way to take control of your health. These single-cancer screenings can find specific... Read More

Stay proactive about your health with multi-cancer early detection screening
-(BPT) - There are many ways to be proactive about staying healthy-from having a balanced diet and getting enough sleep to exercising.Having recommended cancer screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies is another way to take control of your health. These single-cancer screenings can find specifi... Read More

6 tips to avoid holiday halitosis and ensure a healthy smile all year
(BPT) - Good breath is important around the holidays, but good oral hygiene is important year-round. According to studies by the Oral Health Foundation, bad breath is often linked to foods high in sugar and acid - ingredients common in holiday favorite recipes!"Knowing you have fresh breath and a d... Read More

Half of Men Above Age 60 Experience Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate(1) – This Minimally Invasive Option May Help
(BPT) - Sal Ciresi (left) and his wife Carol at Arches National Park in Utah*As an anesthetist, Sal Ciresi spends his days in and out of the operating room and is unable to take breaks during procedures that can last hours. When urges of frequent urination began interfering with his work, he tried ... Read More

Get Your Flu Shot to Help Protect Against Flu and Its Complications
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Destination Kohler: 7 ways to enjoy a Midwest winter wonderland
(BPT) - Winter is a great time to take a trip and get away from it all while still enjoying the hallmarks of the season. If you're looking for a place to relax and indulge yourself, consider Destination Kohler.Located just two hours from Chicago and within an hour's driving distance from two Wiscon... Read More

My Journey with Schizophrenia: Finding Support and Treatment
(BPT) - Sponsored by Alkermes, Inc.The story you are about to read may not be representative of all people living with schizophrenia. The opinions expressed here are those of Keira, a person living with schizophrenia, and are not a substitute for medical advice or judgement. Always talk to your doc... Read More

Why I prioritize flu vaccination for my family: A mother’s tragic story
(BPT) - Flu season is here*1, and while many believe the flu isn't serious, especially if they consider themselves 'healthy,' it can sometimes be fatal.2That's a fact that Angie Wehrkamp and her family know all too well - in 2015, she lost her otherwise healthy daughter, Gianna, to the flu. That ye... Read More

Winter Health & Stress Relief: Prep Checklist
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This prescription savings tool can help all Americans save on medications
(BPT) - With rising out-of-pocket medication costs and difficulty navigating prescription pricing options, many Americans are cutting corners on their health and prescription adherence.An estimated 18 million people - 72% of U.S. adults - reported they could not pay for at least one doctor-prescrib... Read More

Road risks: How small-business owners help keep their fleet drivers safe
(BPT) - You depend on a few drivers to keep your small business thriving. You trust your drivers, but you're realistic. You know the road poses risks, especially in the form of distracted drivers. You worry that one accident could impact your business, not to mention potentially injuring an employe... Read More

Sounding up for lung cancer: Tips on feeling empowered
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Adapting to life with FOP, a rare disease that turns soft tissue to bone
(BPT) - As a 24-year-old, Erin Danzer enjoys expressing herself through art, such as painting, designing resin jewelry and making scarves to gift to her friends and family. She received her associate degree in communications and is currently pursuing her passion to create adaptive fashion by taking... Read More

Did you know comfort foods help soothe a broken heart?
(BPT) - When you think of all the things that happen in the busy month of December, breakups are probably the last thing that come to mind. However, research shows the holidays are a prime time for ending relationships.Whether it's a romantic partnership that's come to an end or a friendship that n... Read More

3 product labels help you do good while shopping
(BPT) - Did you know your dollars have the power to support positive change? Spending your money in ways that align with your values makes a difference for yourself and the causes close to your heart, while staying within your budget.The new year is the ideal time to think about how you can make a ... Read More

Breathe with confidence: 3 reasons why businesses should use tabletop air purifiers
(BPT) - Have you ever wondered what's in the indoor air you breathe? If you work in an office or own a business where there are face-to-face interactions with customers and co-workers, you may want to consider learning more about your indoor air quality.According to the U.S. Environmental Protectio... Read More

Diabetes technology helps former Disney Channel actress manage her type 1 diabetes
(BPT) - Jennifer Stone Shares How the Medtronic InPen™ System Helps Her Balance Demands of Dual CareerJennifer Stone, best known for her role as Selena Gomez's best friend Harper Finkle on the Disney Channel's 'Wizards of Waverly Place,' grew up in the limelight. She explains her high sc... Read More

5 ways to refresh your routine for the new year
(BPT) - With the start of a new year just around the corner, it's the perfect time to have a refreshed perspective on our health and well-being so we can continue to improve ourselves day by day. The new year brings new possibilities when it comes to our wellness routines, but sometimes it's hard t... Read More

Former news anchor becomes an advocate for the epilepsy community
(BPT) - By Sarah CarlsonImagine working, doing your job as usual, and suddenly losing control of your voice and body and eventually falling unconscious. That's what happened to me. I can barely remember the ride in the ambulance, and it was only once I was at the ER that I realized I had a seizure.... Read More

5 eye health mistakes you may not know you're making
(BPT) - As digital device use has increased significantly in recent years, so has the risk that our daily habits may have an impact on our vision. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), more than 16 million Americans struggle with undiagnosed or untreated vision impairments, many o... Read More

Gearing up for 2023? Start by helping protect yourself against pneumococcal pneumonia
(BPT) - Stop for a moment and think about your top 5 New Year's resolutions. If you said them out loud right now, how many would be about your health?Did they include:exercising moreeating more healthilystopping smokingmeditatinggetting more quality sleepIs getting vaccinated against pneumococcal p... Read More

Gout causing winter woes? 5 ways to manage the condition
(BPT) - Many people love to travel, celebrate and indulge in favorite foods during the winter months. However, overdoing it can have a big impact on your health, especially if you have a chronic condition like gout.Think gout is uncommon? Think again. Gout is the most common form of inflammatory ar... Read More

Are you ready to prioritize your health goals? Help protect yourself against pneumococcal pneumonia.
(BPT) - As 2022 comes to a close and the new year approaches, it's the perfect time to reflect on your health goals from the past year. It's also a great time to set up new ones to reach for. This is especially important for people aged 19-64 with certain underlying medical conditions like asthma, ... Read More

Your nose knows: How smell is helping scientists detect brain disease and what you can do to help
(BPT) - Your sense of smell is a powerful part of the human experience. Smell strongly influences how something tastes. Emotion can be influenced by certain smells. And if your sense of smell is minimized or you've lost it completely, it could be an early indicator of brain disease.The nose knowsWh... Read More

What if there was a map to finding the best treatment for lung cancer?
(BPT) - You're an avid runner and cyclist. You eat well and don't smoke. Overall, you're doing all the right things when it comes to your health. Then you get diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. You know you're not invincible, but lung cancer didn't even seem like a possibility.This scenario refle... Read More

How Kabrina Clark's wish came true: A tropical surprise
(BPT) - When Kabrina Clark woke up on her 18th birthday, she had no idea what was in store for her.Just four years earlier when she was 14, Kabrina was diagnosed with cancer of the soft tissue, facing the fierce realities and difficult medical protocols that come with a devastating, life-threatenin... Read More

Scleroderma and PAH: Taking Control of Your Health
(BPT) - It's challenging to live with a rare disease. When faced with uncertainty about symptoms, support and treatment options, it's critical to seek out information and resources that can help you take control of your health.People living with scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis (SSc), understand ... Read More

What would your eulogy say?
(BPT) - We plan ahead for the things in life we look forward to - the birth of a baby, weddings, vacations and holidays. It doesn't come as naturally to plan for our funeral. It's easier to avoid the conversation altogether. But, by discussing your personal wishes for your final arrangements, you c... Read More

The impact of physical activity on loneliness and social isolation for older adults
(BPT) - It's been well-established that physical activity like walking, yoga and going to a fitness center has many health benefits for older adults. These include better sleep, less anxiety and reduced risk of heart disease, along with many other benefits that may improve overall health.But what i... Read More

Prevent missing out on activities: Get your flu vaccine today
(BPT) - Heavier jackets are out. Noses are running. Germs are thriving.During this time of year, it's important to arm yourself with information on how you can help protect yourself from the flu. This may be especially important this winter, with COVID-19 variants still prevalent in some communitie... Read More

Approach the holiday season with a whole-person health mentality
(BPT) - By Rhonda L. Randall, D.O., Chief Medical Officer at UnitedHealthcareThe holiday season can evoke a range of strong emotions. While stereotypically associated with feelings of joy and excitement, the holiday months can also be ridden with physical and mental demands - from cooking meals and... Read More

5 ways to maximize your health coverage benefits
(BPT) - Understanding the full scope of benefits provided by your health insurance plan can be confusing. From premiums and deductibles to in-network providers and co-pays, there's a lot to wrap your head around. But if you take some time to understand all the perks, you may find several money-savi... Read More

Taking a holiday vacation with your pet? 4 tips from a veterinarian for keeping them safe during travel
(BPT) - Are you planning to take your pet with you on your holiday travels? You're not alone. According to Lodging Magazine, 54% of pet owners planned to travel with their pets in 2022.Holiday trips and get-togethers can be fun for the whole family but it's important to prepare the four-legged memb... Read More

Testing for osteoporosis: Assessing your risk for bone breaks
(BPT) - As people age, they become more likely to develop osteoporosis, a disease that occurs when bones lose density and mass. This can cause bones to be brittle, weak and easily broken. The good news is, if you're at risk of osteoporosis, there are proactive measures you can take to monitor your ... Read More

Money worries making the holidays less merry? 5 tips from a financial therapist to rein in financial anxiety
(BPT) - It's the most wonderful time of the year, and this season, consumers are prepared to spend extra on festive gatherings, gift-giving and spreading holiday cheer! However, the holiday hustle can also significantly strain financial and mental well-being, especially in today's challenging econo... Read More

4 things U.S. workers need to know when health worsens after COVID
(BPT) - The American workforce has been hit hard by COVID-19 in the past few years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that by November 2022, there have been 97.6 million cases in the U.S. In addition, a recent report from Brookings found that about 16 million working-age Americ... Read More

How to restock your diabetes emergency kit before the end of the year
(BPT) - The end of the year is fast approaching. For patients living with diabetes, this is a great time to check your emergency kit and replenish it with any supplies and prescriptions while maximizing your insurance benefits.The end of the year means your insurance deductible and FSA will soon re... Read More

4 Strategies to Improve Infection Control Knowledge Among Healthcare Workers
(BPT) - Every healthcare worker plays a critical role in infection control and protecting their patients, their coworkers and themselves from infectious disease threats in healthcare settings.Over the past few years, the U.S. healthcare system and healthcare workers faced unprecedented challenges -... Read More

Myth-busting 4 misconceptions of moderate-to-severe eczema
(BPT) - Sponsored by PfizerLiving with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis - also known as eczema - can be challenging.[1] In addition to having the physical burden that includes flare-ups of red, itchy, painful skin, there can also be a significant emotional and social impact.[2],[3],[4],[5] But ... Read More

Top health benefits of incorporating fresh pet food in your dog’s diet
(BPT) - If you're worried whether you're giving your dog the best food for their health, you're not alone. The newest generation of pet parents consider their pet's food choices to be just as important as their own. Compared to previous generations, the next generation of pet parents are five times... Read More

What Older Adults Need to Know about COVID-19 to Help Stay Safe this Winter Season
(BPT) - By: Danielle Hambrick, PharmDAs colder weather drives us to spend more time indoors, it's critical to plan for the spread of respiratory infections and get vaccinated, especially for those who are the most vulnerable - adults over the age of 65 and those with chronic conditions. The Departm... Read More

6 tips to prevent winter injuries
(BPT) - The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can get the best of even the most organized of people, leaving you frazzled and distracted. During the rush of the holiday season, another thing that can be neglected or overlooked is the risk for injuries.Accidents can happen throughout the seaso... Read More

Learn about PPP, a rare disease that causes temporary paralysis
(BPT) - Imagine you're a college student performing with your musical theater troupe. It's summertime and swampy-hot at the outdoor venue, and it doesn't help that you're wearing a pioneer dress that weighs about 10 pounds. But you're singing and dancing under the spotlights, and your partner is pi... Read More

5 better holiday baking tips to elevate your celebrations
(BPT) - Baking during the holidays is a great way to bring family and friends together. Whether you're trying out a new recipe or following old traditions, there are plenty of ways to elevate your holiday baking! Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dalina Soto shares some better baking tips below... Read More

How a HouseCalls visit changed – and may have saved – one man’s life
(BPT) - A knock on the door at Roy Gault's home may have saved his life.Roy, who is in his late 70s, was feeling fine when nurse practitioner Diana Dombrowski showed up at his home for a HouseCalls visit.Mentally and physically, Roy felt sharp, and the last thing he thought he needed was an in-home... Read More

How one test can determine your food sensitivities — and help improve your health
(BPT) - Research has found that 70% of illnesses can be prevented by changes in lifestyle and diet. While many Americans may believe that food affects their health, most don't know what to believe when it comes to eating healthfully. Many people don't think much about the connection between food an... Read More

5 tips for remote caregiving
(BPT) - If you're one of the millions of caregivers in the United States, you know that caregiving can be difficult. The last few years may have brought unexpected new challenges, such as the need for social distancing and isolation during COVID-19. But even now, it's important to remember that you... Read More

New options for affordable insulin
(BPT) - In the United States, there are 37.3 million people with diabetes. And for many, diabetes is an expensive and complex medical condition, often requiring multiple medications - including insulin - and regular doctor visits. In fact, diabetes is the most expensive chronic condition in the nat... Read More

Planning for the unexpected: When caregiving happens without warning
(BPT) - When a medical emergency or sudden change in health occurs, loved ones may be thrust into a caregiving role they did not expect. Oftentimes, this can be an overwhelming change to their routine, their life and their mental health. As they begin to manage this new reality, it can sometimes be... Read More

Suffering from Constipation? It Could be IBS-C or CIC
(BPT) - While many adults experience constipation at various times in their lives and know how uncomfortable it can be, when those symptoms are severe and stick around for long periods of time, you may be suffering from irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) or chronic idiopathic consti... Read More

Understanding Endometrial Cancer [Infographic]
(BPT) - Take charge of your health. Click here to learn more about endometrial cancer; resources are available for you, including a helpful discussion guide on when (and how) to talk to your doctor.... Read More

Understanding Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) [Infographic]
(BPT) - To access more information about cancer, click here.... Read More

How People Living with Classic Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) Can Help Advance Research
(BPT) - Patient registries are a way for researchers to collect data outside of clinical trials to increase understanding of the natural history of a particular condition. The data are used to study outcomes, monitor best practices within the framework of the standard of care, and accelerate the de... Read More

Get the Facts: Things to Know About Prostate Cancer and a Treatment Option
(BPT) - This content is sponsored and provided by Myovant Sciences and Pfizer Inc.Did you know that men are less likely to go to the doctor than women? A study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in 2018 found that nearly a quarter of men had not seen a doctor in the past year - while... Read More

Don’t let the end of 2022 sabotage your New Year's resolutions
(BPT) - Have you ever thought that, since you're starting a healthy new lifestyle tomorrow, you may as well throw all your healthy goals out the window - just for today? If so, you're not alone. As one year ends and a new year approaches, many people considering health-related resolutions are alrea... Read More

Managing Life With COPD [Infographic]
(BPT) - While COPD is a progressive and serious disease, it can be treated. There are steps that people with COPD can take to better manage their condition as they continue to live their lives.Viatris and Theravance are dedicated to providing resources and information to those living with COPD, as ... Read More

New year, best you: 4 practical tips for investing in your health in 2023
(BPT) - A new year means a fresh start and a new set of earnest attempts at self-improvement, especially when it comes to health and wellness. According to Statista, last year's top three U.S. New Year's resolutions included wanting to exercise more, eat healthier and lose weight.However, according... Read More

Three Myths That Might Be Standing Between You and the Right COPD Therapy
(BPT) - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that gradually makes breathing difficult - especially as the disease progresses. If you (or someone you love) are one of the nearly 16 million people in the United States currently living with COPD, you may have misp... Read More

3 convenient meals to incorporate more fruit in your busy life
(BPT) - Do you eat enough fruit? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 87.7% of American adults do not meet the daily recommended fruit intake of 1.5 to 2 cups.To function well and feel your best, it's important to increase one's fresh fruit intake - but it's easier said than... Read More

Know Your Testing Options [Infographic]
(BPT) - With experts predicting a spike in respiratory viruses like COVID-19 and influenza this season, it's important to know your testing options. Learn about the types of tests available to diagnose these respiratory infections below and visit for more information.... Read More

Breathless: Living with pulmonary arterial hypertension
(BPT) - Provided by Merck.When Colleen was 35, her life was going exactly as she'd planned. She had a management position in a large company that she loved and was thrilled to be expanding her family with her husband after giving birth to her second child.But shortly after, she noticed something wa... Read More

Senior Fitness: You May Have More Choices Than You Think
(BPT) - Do you struggle with starting or maintaining a fitness routine? Don't worry, you're not alone. While most of us know that exercise is beneficial, fitness can be daunting, especially if you're over 65 and want to be sure that you work out in a way that is safe and effective. The good news? P... Read More

How many times have you had a close call with a fire in your kitchen? [Video]
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Diagnosed with liver cancer? Baseball legend Bernie Williams shares tips on liver health
(BPT) - A liver cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Navigating this complex and often misunderstood disease can be challenging and, like many others before them, the more than 40,000 Americans who will be diagnosed this year may feel stigmatized, lost and alone. Some people living with liver canc... Read More

How One Woman’s Condition Impacted Her Style Choices
(BPT) - *Gina is an actual SKYRIZI patient, compensated by AbbVie for sharing her story.As a Texas native, Gina is no stranger to the scorching temperatures, which for most people means a wardrobe of short-sleeved shirts and shorts. But when Gina experienced a rapid onset of moderate to severe plaq... Read More

A sweet way you can make a difference for kids with critical illness
(BPT) - When Bella received a kidney diagnosis, her childhood was turned upside down. Her whole family rallied to help her, but as someone who always puts others first, she wanted to turn her personal experience into something that would bring hope to others.Bella was connected with Make-A-Wish&... Read More

What everyone should know about lung cancer screening
(BPT) - by Timothy W. Mullett, MD, MBA, FACS With the start of the New Year, many people make resolutions to live healthier. This year, prompting conversations about lung cancer screenings (an imaging test to see if cancer may be present) could save the life of someone you love.As a thoracic surgeo... Read More

The power of caregivers: How one mom helped her son through a series of misdiagnoses
(BPT) - A mystery illness. Decades of unexplained pain and fatigue. A mother's boundless love. This might seem like a description from a movie, but this is reality for Bryan Bosch who credits his mother's support for helping him finally get answers about the rare disease disrupting many aspects of ... Read More

More than just fresh air, time spent outdoors has the power to boost physical and emotional strength
(BPT) - Whether you're taking a stroll in a local park or ambitiously hiking a new trail, being outdoors helps you feel more grounded and connected to nature. But you may not realize the numerous physical and mental benefits that time spent outdoors has on the human body.Mother Nature has a profoun... Read More

Do you have the winter sniffles? 5 ways you can manage indoor winter allergies
(BPT) - Do you suffer from itchy eyes, a runny nose or a scratchy throat during winter? Do you often find yourself coughing, sneezing and having trouble breathing? Chances are you may have indoor allergies.Allergens are not just found outside in trees or grass. The indoors can host many allergy tri... Read More

Duffy's CAD Comeback: How One Patient Got Back to Where She Belonged After a Rare Blood Disorder Diagnosis
(BPT) - Article is sponsored and developed by SanofiNavigating a rare blood disorder is not easy, but for those with cold agglutinin disease (CAD), there is hope to take back control. Hear about Duffy's comeback from CAD. The information conveyed in this article is not medical advice. Throughout he... Read More

HGTV’s Egypt Sherrod Shares Tips for Keeping Her Family and Home Safe During the Holidays
(BPT) - The holidays are the perfect time for families and friends to gather and enjoy time together over good food and celebrations. However, holiday revelry shouldn't preclude safety. In fact, you may want to be even more vigilant than at other times of the year given the increased risks the fest... Read More

5 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays [Infographic]
(BPT) - Holiday season is in full swing, and between family parties and work events, it can be challenging to maintain healthy habits. To keep your wellness in check this winter, here's five simple Registered Dietitian-approved tips including how to choose wholesome and nutritious ingredients such ... Read More

Cough won’t go away? Smart tech app can help you keep track of a persistent cough
(BPT) - Did you know coughing is one of the most common reasons to visit a doctor? For those who have a persistent cough, including the estimated 12 million adults in the U.S. who live with chronic cough (a cough lasting longer than eight weeks), it can be difficult to explain to your health care p... Read More

Caring for Babies’ Skin with Confidence on World Prematurity Day
(BPT) - Every year an estimated 15 million babies worldwide are born prematurely, according to the World Health Organization. Premature, or preterm, infants have a higher risk of health complications compared to full-term infants; thus, it's important for parents to understand the differences in ne... Read More

Get Answers and Information About Aging from the Eldercare Locator
(BPT) - While growing older can be amazing, sometimes we all need a little help to remain independent. Whether it is finding transportation to a doctor's appointment, taking a falls prevention class or signing up for a volunteer opportunity, it is important to know how to get connected to local agi... Read More

No Surprises Act may surprise patients by disrupting access to health care networks
(BPT) - Nobody likes unexpected medical bills - such as for an ambulance, or an out-of-network doctor at an in-network hospital - and the No Surprises Act enacted Jan. 1, 2022, was designed to fix the problem. Unfortunately, flawed implementation of the act has caused new problems that could ultima... Read More

5 Tips for Traveling with a Chronic Disease from a Patient with Psoriatic Arthritis
(BPT) - Sponsored by Lilly USA, LLC Vacations present an opportunity for relaxation, spending time with loved ones and indulging in new activities. While vacation is enjoyable, many find traveling stressful and uncomfortable, especially when living with a chronic disease such as psoriatic arthritis... Read More

Protect your most valuable asset during open enrollment and beyond: The importance of an annual eye exam
(BPT) - When was the last time you had an eye exam? If you can't remember, it's time to make an appointment. Even if your vision seems fine, it's important to get an eye exam every year.It helps to have anchor points throughout the year that serve as reminders for things like important appointments... Read More

Company that’s all about giving helps grant wishes to kids with critical illnesses
(BPT) - Is it true that it's better to give than to receive? Many people really do believe that's true, especially when they're donating to kids facing critical illnesses. One example of an organization that loves to give is Snappy, which has just reached the donation milestone of giving $1 million... Read More

Narcolepsy, Heart Health and Salt: The Connection You Might Not Know About
(BPT) - Narcolepsy is often dismissed as a minor sleep issue, but in reality, it's a serious, chronic sleep disorder that can negatively impact overall health and increases odds of having heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and a stroke. What's more, a study that compared 9,312 ad... Read More

What makes GI issues worse for children during the holiday season?
(BPT) - The holidays are fast approaching. From Thanksgiving turkey to other holiday comfort foods, this time of year is synonymous with eating, which can present challenges for some children living with chronic GI issues. While festive treats can upset all tummies, children with conditions such as... Read More

3 things to know about life with rare kidney disease
(BPT) - Imagine going to the doctor for a routine appointment and being diagnosed with a disease you have never heard of, can barely pronounce, and for which there is no cure. Stuart Miller of Cartersville, Georgia, doesn't have to imagine - he lived it. Miller discovered in routine lab work while ... Read More

Ten dermatology professionals share their personal and professional experiences with acne
(BPT) - Acne is the most prevalent skin disease in the U.S., affecting up to 50 million Americans. Most common among teenagers, acne can affect people at any age. A common misconception is that acne is due solely to one's diet or skincare routine, but in fact the causes of acne are complex. While c... Read More

CRNAs are the solution to delayed surgical care for veterans
(BPT) - As we honor veterans this month, it can be easy to forget about the challenges some continue to face at home: challenges that include undergoing critical medical procedures in a timely manner.Long wait timesVeterans have to wait too long for surgical care in U.S. Department of Veterans Affa... Read More

Get Back to a Healthy Back
(BPT) - Do you ever have pain, numbness or tingling in your lower back, legs, or buttocks? Do you often find yourself seeking a place to sit to relieve the pain? Or have you ever leaned over a shopping cart while grocery shopping to alleviate the pain? If you answered yes to any of these questions,... Read More

How to help loved ones hear the joy this holiday season
(BPT) - Spending time with people you love is what makes the holiday season special. But for parents and grandparents who suffer from hearing loss, gathering with family and friends can be grueling.One in three adults over 65 experience hearing loss, which can be exhausting. People with even mild h... Read More

Epilepsy: One Student’s Journey to More Seizure-free Moments
(BPT) - November is recognized as National Epilepsy Awareness Month in the US. Epilepsy is a brain disorder involving recurrent, unprovoked seizures. The CDC reports that about 3.4 million Americans live with epilepsy today [1].For anyone living with epilepsy, coping with the challenges of the dise... Read More

Someone to Lean On: Caring for a Partner with Psoriasis
(BPT) - Sponsored by Lilly USA, LLCFriends and family in our lives play a significant role in shaping who we are. They are the people we trust, love most and find comfort in when times grow challenging. With a chronic disease, a reliable support network becomes more important than ever. Many lean o... Read More

4 reasons why Northwest Pears are the fall sweet to eat
(BPT) - Fall, comfort food and carbs often go together, but that doesn't mean you have to trade off on nutrition. Northwest-grown pears offer ample ways to add a sweet twist to your favorite fall recipes while ensuring the carbohydrates you consume are fueling energy, not pounds.Carbohydrates tend ... Read More

Shining a light on cancer care teams during National Family Caregivers Month
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Self-care strategies for around-the-clock unpaid caregivers
(BPT) - Before Wanda Green Scott became a caregiver for her mother nine years ago, she was the one needing care. Wanda has lived with lupus for almost half of her life, and as an only child whose parents divorced when she was a toddler, 'it has always been just me and Mama,' she says.But the tables... Read More

U.S. veterans turn to hemp-derived cannabis as alternative to opioids
(BPT) - Veterans are frequently underserved or abandoned while facing opioid addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), homelessness, physical disability and other issues. Too often many veterans turn to opioids for relief or self-medication with other drugs or alcohol.Dave Walden, a veteran... Read More

4 myths and misconceptions of living with moderate-to-severe eczema
(BPT) - Sponsored by PfizerLiving with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis - also known as eczema - can be challenging.[1] In addition to having the physical burden that includes flare-ups of red, itchy, painful skin, there can also be a significant emotional and social impact.[2],[3],[4],[5] But ... Read More

Advocating for yourself while living with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis
(BPT) - Sponsored by PfizerLiving with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD) - also known as eczema - can be challenging.[1] In addition to having the physical burden that includes flare-ups of red, itchy, painful skin, there is also the emotional and social impact.[2],[3],[4],[5] Those living ... Read More

Reaching personal goals: Partnering with a doctor to help manage a chronic inflammatory condition
(BPT) - Content sponsored and provided by Pfizer. Jason partnered with Pfizer to share his experience living with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC). When Jason retired from his sales job in California, he looked forward to his personal goal of staying active in the next stage of his life. ... Read More

Pro Football Hall of Famer Discusses Battling Epilepsy and the Steps Toward Zero Initiative [Video]
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National Family Caregivers Month: The Impact of OFF Time for People With Parkinson’s Disease and Their Care Partners
(BPT) - This article was sponsored and developed by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.Approximately 43.5 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the last 12 months. With November being National Family Caregivers Month, it's a time to recognize care partners and celebrate the ... Read More

Setting goals: How to manage a chronic inflammatory disease
(BPT) - Content sponsored and provided by Pfizer. Ashley partnered with Pfizer to share her experience living with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA).Growing up, Ashley was active, played sports, and exercised regularly. So, when she began feeling joint pain, she attributed it to typical ... Read More

World champion skier Lindsey Vonn on insomnia and scoring better sleep
(BPT) - Lindsey Vonn has been tackling challenges all her life as a professional skier. However, one of her biggest challenges didn't happen on her skis, but rather, in her own bed. A knee injury took her off the slopes to recoup in 2013. Around this time, she began having trouble falling and stayi... Read More

Finding my routine: Managing my daily life while living with a chronic inflammatory disease
(BPT) - Content sponsored and provided by Pfizer. Michael partnered with Pfizer to share his experience living with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA).Michael retired from being a professional figure skater to pursue his dream of becoming a fashion designer. He was enrolled as a student i... Read More

How do you know blood donations are safe?
(BPT) - Every two seconds, someone in the United States (U.S.) needs blood. A single donation can save lives. However, only 3% of eligible Americans give blood each year.'When you give blood, you're giving the gift of life,' said Simone Glynn, M.D., chief of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst... Read More

Can you save $3,000 in 2023? See what’s new for Medicare insurance plans
(BPT) - The countdown is on! The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period ends Dec. 7, and it's that time of year when you can change your Medicare plan (that is if you want to!). Now is the time to evaluate your current plan and see if it's still a good fit.This year, the top carriers have added several ... Read More

5 tips for keeping your pet comfortable during holiday travel
(BPT) - As the seasons begin to change, the time to start planning your holiday travel is now. While you write out a packing list, map out your routes, and decide what dish you'll bring to Thanksgiving dinner, don't forget to also think about your furry family member and how to make travel easier f... Read More

Facing Lung Cancer: Keith’s Story
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3 time-saving tips for a nutritious breakfast
(BPT) - With the winter months fast approaching, life can get pretty hectic, often leaving families little time to enjoy a wholesome and nutritious breakfast each morning. Because busy schedules shouldn't get in the way of a hearty meal, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dalina Soto offers a fe... Read More

Music may be a helpful tool for caregivers to cope with mental, emotional burden of their role
(BPT) - For people living with interstitial lung disease, the burden of their diagnosis may feel, at times, overwhelming and isolating. An umbrella term that refers to a category of more than 200 types of rare and potentially serious lung diseases that can cause scarring of the lungs, interstitial ... Read More

7 Facts Every Dog Owner Should Know About Canine Cancer
(BPT) - Have you ever locked eyes with your dog and felt certain that no other being would ever understand you like this creature? Have you been anxious or sad and felt the nudge of a sympathetic nose or a furry body lean against you in support? If so, you know the bond that exists between a dog an... Read More

Considering goals: Partnering with your doctor to help manage a chronic inflammatory disease
(BPT) - Dr. Sharma and Ashley were compensated for their participation.Content sponsored and provided by Pfizer. Ashley and Allegheny Health Network (AHN) rheumatologist Dr. Tarun Sharma partnered with Pfizer to share their different experiences with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA).Not... Read More

First ever recommendation on flavanols issued by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
(BPT) - Newly released authoritative guidance recognizes the heart health benefits of flavanolsEarlier this month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the world's largest organization of nutrition and dietetics practitioners, issued a first-of-its-kind dietary recommendation for flavanols... Read More

What is DME and why it matters if you have diabetes
(BPT) - Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, or are a caregiver for someone with diabetes, you know managing the condition requires diligence. Eating well and exercising are a priority, but there are other aspects of your health that are important too - like your eyesight.Approximately 34.2 ... Read More

Supporting children facing the challenges of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)
(BPT) - Fighting blood cancers at any age is a battle, but for children diagnosed with these cancers, the challenge is likely the greatest they have faced in their young lives. While battling their blood cancers, some may get a stem cell transplant, as it offers the hope of a potential 'cure' for t... Read More

Supporting a Loved One Living with a Mental Health Condition and Tardive Dyskinesia
(BPT) - This article was sponsored and developed by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. Amy and Kim were compensated by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. to share their story. For the approximately 40 million people who care for loved ones, this November is a time to recognize their important role during Natio... Read More

Only one pill a month? Breakthrough may reinvent medicine
(BPT) - Imagine a world where you could toss out your daily pill box and simply take a single pill that would deliver a week or month's worth of medicine. A world where you wouldn't have to worry if your loved ones remembered to take their pills each day; where instead, adhering to medicine was a o... Read More

What retina specialists want you to know about diabetes and vision
(BPT) - If you or a loved one live with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, you likely know how the condition can impact one's overall health. But it's also crucial to focus on how diabetes can affect your vision, according to the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS). People with diabetes are at ri... Read More

How to get health insurance coverage – and get help if you need it
(BPT) - Health insurance can help protect you from unexpected costs if you or someone in your family gets injured or becomes ill. If you do not have health insurance through a job, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or another source, Individual and Family Plans ava... Read More

How cutting-edge RNA-based gene expression testing can help tailor treatments and improve outcomes for women with early-stage breast cancer
(BPT) - One of the best tools available to personalize treatments to help improve outcomes for women with breast cancer is gene expression profiling. The ability to determine highly specific information about an individual tumor by analyzing how the genes express themselves differently provides an ... Read More

3 expert tips to help your family stay safe in the event of a house fire
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Challenge and hope: How people experience and manage living with acromegaly
(BPT) - Living with a rare disease can be an isolating experience that is difficult to navigate. Between delays in receiving the correct diagnosis to learning how to change daily habits for symptom relief, people who live with rare diseases must overcome many obstacles. Those living with acromegaly... Read More

5 ways parents can support children, teachers and schools during cold and flu season
(BPT) - Kids of all ages are enjoying their time in the classroom, learning and socializing in person again. While the focus is on making friends and growing their skills, they also might be picking up a few less desirable things, like germs. Cold and flu season is upon us, but parents can take ste... Read More

The daily impact of Parkinson’s disease through the lens of a care partner
(BPT) - Kim Pfleeger was ready. Clad in gym clothes, she leaned against the wall outside the locker room, eager to return to the basketball court. Her dad, Randy, would be out any second, and they'd finally settle who really was the best free-throw shooter in the family - or maybe they would just p... Read More

Fire Safety Inequity in America is Cause For Alarm [Video]
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The Healthcare Heroes You May Not Have Heard Of
(BPT) - It's no secret there's been a spotlight on the vital work of healthcare heroes in recent years. From social media shout-outs and yard signs to daily claps and cheers, the impact of healthcare workers like nurses and doctors is recognized daily. But there are other heroes working behind the ... Read More

Eat more intuitively by trying these 7 bean-based recipes
(BPT) - At its core, intuitive eating is a philosophy that encourages you to get in touch with your body and become aware of your hunger cues, according to Healthline. This approach to eating doesn't give you a laundry list of foods that you should or should not eat. If you have avoided eating cert... Read More

How to learn more about gene therapy for adults with Hunter syndrome
(BPT) - When someone has a genetic disease, the disease is lifelong. Many rare diseases are caused by a single gene not functioning correctly, and approximately 90% do not have any available treatment. Of those that do, most treatments are chronically administered, meaning a person must take the me... Read More

New clinical trial evaluates gene editing therapy for adults with PKU
(BPT) - When someone has a genetic disease, it is lifelong and can have a daily impact on the person's and their loved ones' lives. Some rare diseases are genetic metabolic disorders, which require intense dietary management that adds significant daily burden and does not get easier with age.Howeve... Read More

A non-invasive, affordable alternative to injectables
(BPT) - As you age, you may notice that crow's-feet, 11 lines, and smile lines pop up or deepen over time. There are many ways to treat these signs of aging. Many people opt for injectable fillers because they can have immediate and noticeable effects.However, there are some drawbacks to injectable... Read More

'You Have a Desmoid Tumor': The Diagnosis I Never Expected
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Enjoy the unique taste of pomegranates using 3 easy tips
(BPT) - From Mesopotamia to the Renaissance to modern-day California - artists, civilizations and scientists have had a fascinating love affair with pomegranates. While pomegranates originated in Iran and surrounding countries, 90% of today's pomegranates in the United States come from California.I... Read More

Screening for Colorectal Cancer Can Save Your Life – Making Sense of Your Options
(BPT) - Sponsored by Exact SciencesRecent news reports have caused confusion about recommendations for colorectal cancer screening. 'Media reports inaccurately implied colonoscopies are ineffective at reducing colorectal cancer deaths,' said Dr. Paul Limburg, Chief Medical Officer of Exact Sciences... Read More

Protect your health: Get a flu shot today
(BPT) - Flu season is here, and adults with certain chronic health conditions, like asthma, heart disease, and diabetes, are at higher risk of serious flu complications, including hospitalization or even death. In fact, during past flu seasons, 9 out of 10 adults hospitalized with flu had at least ... Read More

4 Questions About the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period to Answer Right Now
(BPT) - One of the most important times for healthcare coverage - and most dreaded - is upon us: the Medicare Annual Enrollment period. It starts October 15 and runs through December 7. A recent poll conducted for ClearMatch™ Medicare, a brand dedicated to helping 'de-complexify' Medicare... Read More

Millennials: Help boost your financial health this open enrollment with benefits
(BPT) - Millennial workers are struggling with financial anxiety more than other generations, according to MetLife's 2022 Open Enrollment survey. As U.S. economic challenges persist, more than half (55%) of millennial workers admit they will soon be at a 'breaking point' with their finances. While ... Read More

The importance of removing barriers to care for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
(BPT) - You may not know it, but chances are you have received care from an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) at some point in your life. Whether you've been attended to by a nurse practitioner, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), nurse-midwife or clinical nurse specialist, they'... Read More

Navigating the Vast World of Mental Health Apps
(BPT) - This article is sponsored by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.Mental illness is a growing crisis in America that has been compounded by the pandemic1,2. In fact, more than 52 million adult Americans reported experiencing a mental illness in 2020 alone, according to the National Institute ... Read More

Weight loss surgery can lead to diabetes remission
(BPT) - For the more than 643 million people worldwide with type 2 diabetes, the disease's health-related issues can be serious, deadly, and costly. Diet and exercise can help control diabetes. But a recent study shows that the remission of type 2 diabetes is achieved more effectively and with long... Read More

A flu shot can protect you and your baby too
(BPT) - Do you have a baby on the way? While there are likely many things on your mind during pregnancy, don't forget to plan for flu this season.It's important for pregnant people to know that flu can pose serious risks to their health, as well as the health of their baby. The good news is, a flu ... Read More

4 ways to protect your holiday packages
(BPT) - A recent survey conducted by Chamberlain Group found that 69% of homeowners worry about their package deliveries going missing during the holidays, adding to the stress they feel this time of year. Adding to the already hectic holiday season, the survey also found that 74% of homeowners tak... Read More

Stop Drug Overdose Deaths Now
(BPT) - From 2019 to 2020, drug overdose deaths increased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the United States alone, nearly 92,000 overdose deaths occurred in 2020. This increase has had a devastating impact on our nation's communities, affecting people of all racial and ethnic groups, ... Read More

5 Tips to Boost Immunity This Cold & Flu Season, According to a Registered Dietitian
(BPT) - It's finally fall - a favorite season for so many. The leaves are changing color, the pumpkins are on the front steps, and the weather is cooling down. Unfortunately, that also means cold and flu season is here - and experts are predicting it to be a rough one.While we tend to be more aware... Read More

Notice yellow teeth? Might not be what you think
(BPT) - You may have noticed something about your teeth - that they're not as white as they used to be. If that's something you've considered improving, it's important to know what actually causes your teeth to yellow, how it can affect your dental health - and what you can do to protect your teeth... Read More

Aches, pain and bone breaks are not just normal ‘signs of aging;’ you could have a common, yet treatable, disease
(BPT) - Authored and Sponsored by AmgenSusan Fuschino, an elementary school teacher in Pennsylvania, experienced early menopause and, at 47 years old, was forced into early retirement after suffering from extreme back pain. She initially attributed the back pain to being on her feet every day while... Read More

A flu shot helps keep older adults healthy
(BPT) - As we age, it becomes more important to take care of our health. For example, adults 65 years and older are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications due, in part, to changes in the immune system caused by aging. While flu seasons vary in severity, during most seasons, people 6... Read More

High-impact home improvements to prepare for a clean energy future
(BPT) - The energy supply in the United States is getting cleaner and more renewable every day. Not only is this good for the planet, it's also good for your wallet. By taking action now you can help prepare for a clean energy future, while enjoying energy savings and a more comfortable home today.... Read More

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America Celebrates Nearly 2,000 ALS Patients Treated with RADICAVA ORS (edaravone)
(BPT) - Nearly 2,000 U.S. HCPs Have Prescribed RADICAVA® (edaravone) and RADICAVA ORS Since the Products Became Available in August 2017 and June 2022RADICAVA and RADICAVA ORS Have Been Used to Treat 8,000 Patients with Over 1.1 Million Days of Therapy Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc.... Read More

Don’t sweat the 'fall' stuff: Parents’ guide to a great fall season
(BPT) - Fall is a busy time for families to connect. From enjoying outdoor celebrations to cozy gatherings indoors, autumn is packed with activities - and you do not want your kids to miss out on any of it. To make sure your whole family has a blast and feels great all season long, here are a few t... Read More

How to optimize vision, eye comfort, and make use of your HSA and FSA funds this year
(BPT) - As the year winds down, it is a great time for you to knock things off your checklist, such as annual doctor visits, gift lists and travel plans, so that you can enjoy the holiday season. One crucial doctor's appointment that many put off is an annual eye exam. Annual eye exams can help you... Read More

Taking Charge of a Cancer Diagnosis With Biomarker Testing
(BPT) - David was in his thirties and living a healthy life when doctors discovered a cancerous mass in his neck. He began treatment immediately, unsure about the journey ahead, and after enduring several therapies that left him feeling worse, his thyroid cancer was still spreading. Luckily, throug... Read More

Is that covered? Review your Medicare plan during annual enrollment
(BPT) - Have your health needs changed over the last year? Medicare plans can change every year, and your health situation can also change. That means your current plan might not meet your current needs.Medicare Annual Enrollment, which runs Oct. 15 - Dec. 7, is the perfect time to review your plan... Read More

Age Gracefully with These Dietitian-Recommended Foods
(BPT) - Graceful aging is about enjoying a long and healthy life, full of time spent doing the things we enjoy with the people we love. It's about quality of life just as much as longevity. While aging may not be top of mind, it's never too early (or late) to take charge of your health. In fact, th... Read More

How a digital tool may help college students living with mental illness
(BPT) - This article is sponsored by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. Britney Pridgen, NP, is a paid consultant for Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.Attending college is one of the most exciting times in a young adult's life. During this time, many students begin to experience more independenc... Read More

6 ways to care for your eyes as you age
(BPT) - As you age, you'll notice several parts of your body change. You may find that you're achy or can't move as fast as you used to. One area of your health you may not think about changing as you age is your eyesight.'Vision changes are a natural part of aging,' said optometrist Dr. Inna Lazar... Read More

4 tips to stop covering up and start opening up. It’s time to expose psoriasis.
(BPT) - Psoriasis impacts around nine million people in the U.S., with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Itch is the most commonly reported burdensome symptom. This chronic skin disease most often appears as raised, scaly red plaques; yet, because it can occur anywhere on the body, it may look ... Read More

Bold actions help provide more equitable period care products and services for women
(BPT) - While menstruation and periods are topics that are becoming more mainstream, there are still hidden costs and inequalities for many girls and women. In fact, 64% of individuals have never heard the term period poverty before, and less than half (42%) are aware that some states have sales ta... Read More

The best place for pets is with their people and you can help
(BPT) - Pets bring us joy in so many ways. But what if something changed and you weren't able to care for your pet properly, like an illness, injury or job loss? For many people, the idea of not having their pet in their life is heartbreaking.This scenario happens across the United States for vario... Read More

Ear pain, pressure, crackling and ringing: What is it?
(BPT) - Ear pain, pressure, ringing, crackling and popping in the ears? These symptoms can often be mistaken for allergies, a cold or wax buildup - but it could be Eustachian tube dysfunction. And for people who fly, it is a major inconvenience.The Eustachian tube is a dynamic, tubular structure li... Read More

5 Ways to Evolve Culture in a Hybrid Work Environment
(BPT) - As many employers are welcoming employees back to the workplace, others have committed to the shifts they made during the pandemic and embracing the opportunities that come with working hybrid or remotely. The most successful organizations are going so far as to take advantage of the opport... Read More

4 nutritionist-recommended tips to upgrade your egg game
(BPT) - While eggs are always tasty on their own, there are many ways to enhance their already delicious flavor by using simple ingredients, without taking away from the egg's nutrition. To help you upgrade your family's egg game, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dalina Soto has provided the f... Read More

Fire Safety Tips for Around the Home [Infographic]
(BPT) - Did you know you and your family might only have two minutes to escape from a fire in your home? Because fires can start and spread quickly, it's important to take steps to prevent fires from starting, learn about fire safety in the home, and develop an escape plan.For Fire Prevention Month... Read More

5 tips to improve fire safety around your home
(BPT) - Take advantage of National Fire Prevention MonthDid you know you and your family might only have two minutes to escape from a fire in your home? Because fires can start and spread quickly, it's important to take steps to prevent fires from starting, learn about fire safety in the home and d... Read More

New survey: In challenging times, Americans appreciate simple things most
(BPT) - What makes you smile? While you may think fame and fortune are what would put a smile on most people's faces, a new national survey reveals that it's actually the small, simple things Americans appreciate the most. The national survey, which Smile Train commissioned The Harris Poll to condu... Read More

3 steps to save money on Medicare
(BPT) - Medicare can help you save money on your health care costs, but the reality is, your bills can add up quickly.If you have Medicare and need help paying your bills, there are steps you can take to help bring down your health care costs. Here are three ways you may be able to save money.1. Ap... Read More

3 ways to save money on Medicare
(BPT) - Medicare can help you save money on your health care costs, but the reality is, your bills can add up quickly.If you have Medicare and need help paying your bills, there are steps you can take to help bring down your health care costs. Here are three ways you may be able to save money.1. Ap... Read More

When Pregnant and Postpartum People Speak, We Should All Listen
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5 tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle after 50
(BPT) - While 50 may not be the new 30, you still have a lot of time and energy to do the things you love in this season of your life. You may even find that you have more time now and less stress than in previous decades, which means you can do more of the things you love.However, to make sure tha... Read More

Comfort food to fuel fall
(BPT) - Cooler breezes, crackling leaves and earlier sunsets are a few of the signs that fall is here. So is the availability of fall fruits and vegetables, like grapes and squash. Whether fall means football games, walks in the woods, fairs and festivals, or outings with family and friends, it's e... Read More

The cause of hot flashes, and why it's time to talk about it
(BPT) - Hot flashes and night sweats - the common terms for vasomotor symptoms (VMS) associated with menopause - are experienced by up to 80% of women during the menopausal transition.1 They can be sudden1, disruptive2 and downright embarrassing.3 VMS can range in severity and frequency, and also l... Read More

New survey: What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur?
(BPT) - If you're asked for names of well-known entrepreneurs, a few obvious contenders might come to mind, like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. A recent survey asked questions about who are the most successful entrepreneurs - revealing insights into what people think it takes to make it big.In the new s... Read More

Parents, flu season is around the corner
(BPT) - The weather is beginning to cool, leaves are changing, and soon children will be carving pumpkins and picking out their Halloween costumes. However, fall also usually brings flu season, a time when kids are more likely to get sick with flu. That's why it's important to get children a flu va... Read More

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